Cinco de Mayo celebrations start this week. Check out what events are happening.

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LAS CRUCES – Concerts, festivals and more are on the lineup this week in the Las Cruces area to celebrate Cinco de Mayo.

The Mexican holiday, celebrated on May 5 each year, commemorates Mexico’s triumph over the French in the Battle of Puebla in 1862 during the Franco-Mexican War. Contrary to what many often believe, the day is not Mexican Independence Day. That holiday is celebrated Sept. 16 each year.

While Cinco de Mayo is a minor Mexican holiday, it’s become a large commemoration of Mexican culture in the US

Take a look at the celebratory events happening in the southern New Mexico community.

Mega Trivia at Broken Spoke Taphouse

Broken Spoke Taphouse is kicking off Cinco de Mayo week on Wednesday, May 4 with Mega Trivia. Team registration starts at 5:30 pm with trivia starting at 7:30 pm on the Amador lawn. Tables are limited and are first come, first serve ..

DJ Mike G and Vivez will be the entertainment for the night.

Amador Dayz at Amador LIVE

AmadorLIVE is hosting its Amador Dayz music festival May 5-7 with headliners including Frank Ray, Bri Bagwell and Chris Pérez. Tickets are $ 50 for each day if purchased online at amadorlive.com. A beer garden will also be set up for attendees.

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